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Soaked in Your Radiant Garden of Spring’s Delight. A Birthday Dedication to Shauna Bowling

Updated on March 4, 2017

Shauna and pet. Happy Soul's Day!

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Shauna Bowling

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Young Shauna

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"Happy birthday to you

Happy birthday to you.

We love your soul's rainbow-dreams,

Promise-play." -Sri Chinmoy.


"Happy birthday to you,

Happy birthday to you,

Happy, happy, birthday.

God gives my Heart, from His Heart,

A very special ray." - Sri Chinmoy.

To Shauna, a most wonderful and beautiful Spirit

The dark fog of winter disperses, as spring beckons anew,

Nightingales chant verses; sapphire moon illuminates the eve.

The everglade lamps of nature’s beauty, dance beneath my gaze,

In a spectacle of charisma.

The mystic symphonies; the wafts of daffodils;

Azaleas light up the pathways of lunar change,

As I waltz to the elegance of hyacinths and tulips.


Hands clasped tightly together we walk;

The blossoming magnolias, now cradling my Beloved,

As She draws Her gaze into my chest; embraces me,

Whispering to the quickening rhythms of my Spirit.

O Love, You stand timeless, without tomorrows or yesterdays,

As I inhale the fragrance of Thy breath,

Soaked in Your radiant garden of Spring’s Delight.


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 1st March, 2017.

-Awakening The Inner Light ~

Illumining Light

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Light

"O Light, O unparalleled transformer of darkness,

You illuminate my shadows; cascade candles on my abyss,

Flooding my path with effulgence,

To grant me Love." -Manatita

Gratitude

"My own gratitude Heart, is all that matters." -Sri Chinmoy.

My Gratitude Heart, always knows the way.

My Gratitude Heart, always is the way." -Sri Chinmoy.


"Surrender sweetness, Gratitude fullness,

Every day I need." -Sri Chinmoy."

Bouquet

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Quotes on Love by Sri Chinmoy and Christ

"My love throbingly says: “God is all blessing.” God’s Love smilingly says: “My child is all gratitude.”

Love radiates the life of harmony,
brightens the joy consciousness and sharpens the sword of intuition.
Love is always ready to meet man’s every soulful demand.
Love conquers all that is unlike God.
It is, indeed, supreme over all.....

No time-born desire can rend my love of light.
My love of light flies beyond the widespread net of death.
Mine is the love that has the birthless origin and the deathless end."- Sri Chinmoy

"This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you." - John 15: 12.

Andre Rieu's music of Spring

Sri Chinmoy on birthdays

“Each birthday is a new awakening. Each birthday is a new hope. Each birthday is a new promise. Each birthday is a new fulfilment….

Each birthday is a tune, a melody of the universal music. Each individual is also a melody of the universal music. The seeker grows and grows in his music, which he can hear with his soulful ears. The very presence of the soul-child inside us is what grants us a taste of the universal music…

Each birthday is a petal of a flower. The flower, petal by petal, blossoms and then it is ready to be placed at the inner shrine in the aspiring heart…

At every moment, God, the Author of all good, celebrates the seeker’s birthday.”_ Sri Chinmoy.

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      Bill Holland 2 months ago from Olympia, WA

      A beautiful dedication to one of my oldest and dearest HP friends.....what a great way to begin my day.

      love to you and Sha

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 months ago from Central Florida

      Manatita, I'm completely blown away! Your words touch my heart. It's amazing how you've woven my favorite flowers and scents into your heartwarming message.

      You have truly made this birthday one of the best. Thanks also for Sri Chinmoy's reflection on birthdays. I love his perspective.

      Thank you for honoring me my sweet friend!

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      manatita44 2 months ago from london

      Thanks Bill, 'nuff' respect!

      Ah Shauna, you've graced my page, O Knight. Great to see you and hope you take a well deserved rest today. Put your feet up, have a nice massage or aromatherapy and chill. Maybe when I'm skilled with videos, I can sing for you. Happy, happy Birthday, my Dear. They are all songs. Wish that you could hear them. Talk to the nightingales.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 months ago from The Caribbean

      Lovely dedication to a lovely person! Happy Birthday, Shauna. So thoughtful, Manatita.

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      manatita44 2 months ago from london

      Thank you, Dee. Appreciated. Stay blessed!

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      Venkatachari M 2 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      A wonderful sonnet celebrating our nice friend Shauna's birthday. The bouquet is so beautiful and awesome. Thanks, my Bro, for this poem and quotes from Sri Chinmoy.

      Shauna, wish you a Very Happy Birthday.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 months ago from Central Florida

      Thank you all for your well wishes. I love the bouquet, too, Venkatachari. It has my favorite color in it - purple.

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      manatita44 2 months ago from london

      Ever- considerate, Brother Venkatachari M.

      I'm sure that Shauna will be pleased. Thank you so much!

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      Gina Welds Hulse 2 months ago from Rockledge, Florida

      Such a beautiful birthday dedication to a beautiful woman. Happy birthday, Shauna!

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      manatita44 2 months ago from london

      Thank you, Gina.

      A very beautiful Soul indeed! Stay well.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful birthday dedication to one of my favorite writers. Have a special day Shauna...

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      manatita44 2 months ago from london

      Thank you, Ruby. Appreciated.

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      Paula 2 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Sha's Birthday?? OMG! I'll hurry and make a cake & pull out all the decorations! Quick, Ruby,,,hire a D.J. and order the food. We absolutely have to throw a party for our Sha!! Manatita....will you recite Poetry for us? Call the gang....."come as you are." Sha....don't read this. It's a Surprise Party!! Love you!

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      Linda Crampton 2 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a beautiful birthday present for Shauna, Manatita!

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      manatita44 2 months ago from london

      Very good stuff, fpherj48, Nice! Thank you so much for the impromptu bit of fun. All part of the occasion.

      Hi Linda, I appreciate this. Thank you so much!!

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 months ago from Central Florida

      Paula, you're a trip! We had a birthday party at work yesterday, mixed with our weekly Friday Happy Hour. I requested a veggie platter and buffalo wings instead of a cake. I made my signature blue cheese dressing. Yum! No music, tho. That would have been the icing on the non-cake!

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      manatita44 2 months ago from london

      Great Shauna! Glad you enjoyed it. Glory be!

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      Paula 2 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Oh...So happy you had a party! We MUST celebrate as we age~~mostly because that "magical age" comes quickly when we no longer may party, unless we're ready to seriously hurt ourselves! Of course I'm sure you did not have any alcohol since you're poignant and it's just not good for my Godchild if U drink. Buffalo wings and a veggie platter sounds wonderful....but if I had been there, you'd have had a CAKE....a double fudge, chocolate cherry & whipped cream Two-layer yummy cake and ICE CREAM!! Next year, I'LL plan the party!! Cheers!

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 months ago from Central Florida

      If you're going to bake a cake, I'd like to request either banana with sea foam icing or carrot cake. Not much into chocolate....

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      manatita44 2 months ago from london

      Banana with sea foam icing! You're a true romantic, Shauna.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 months ago from Central Florida

      It's delicious, Manatita. I used to make it every year for myself.

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      manatita44 2 months ago from london

      Ok, now let's see where you are. Central Florida? I'm on the next plane. Actually we have a Sri Chinmoy Centre in Miami and some surburban areas as well. I went to the Parliament of Religions (Centenary) in 1993, I believe, in Chicago, but not Florida. Actually, I think I went many years ago, probably '81.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 months ago from Central Florida

      Miami's about four hours or so south of me.

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      manatita44 2 months ago from london

      So far, eh? God's willing I'll be in NY and perhaps Maryland, Washington in April. Have a great day!!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      A most wonderful tribute to a very beautiful and talented lady. Hope all her birthday wishes come true.

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      manatita44 2 months ago from london

      Thank you, my Dear Gypsy. Have a great day!

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 months ago from Central Florida

      Rasma, I forgot to make a wish! Darn..... :-)

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      Chris Mills 2 months ago from St. Louis, MO until the end of June, 2017

      Beautiful tribute to a beautiful person, Manatita. I appreciate the emphasis on gratitude. It changes everything.

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      manatita44 2 months ago from london

      Yes, indeed! It changes everything! It is the very life-breath of God. Thank you for your discernment or wisdom.

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